If anyone deserves to be spoiled rotten, it's a pregnant woman. Whether a first-time or fourth-time mom, nourishing new life is a round-the-clock job that takes a physical and mental toll. While many moms-to-be have registries complete with all of the essentials they'll need once baby arrives, there's nothing wrong with going off-registry to treat your friend—not the baby—to something special. In fact, this route is arguably more thoughtful, since it shifts the focus onto the expecting parent's needs—something that inevitably gets a little lost in the shuffle once there's a little one in the picture.
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WavHello Belly Buds at Amazon. Diptyque Baies Berries Candle at nordstrom. Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler at Amazon. Kibou Bag at kiboubag. Mini Oh Baby Box at stinaandmae. Pregnancy is a time to celebrate both the mom-to-be and the new baby.
How would any of us survive motherhood without our village? The terrible twos, angsty preteen years, and downright disruptive teens would be enough to do us all in without other moms to remind us we will survive. These are the moms telling their stories for all the world to read, giving you reasons to laugh, cry, and get up to parent another day.
There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing that by simply living lives that are intentional and authentic, my husband and I are, in many ways, teaching our children valuable lessons in love, empowerment, compassion, and humanity. I love singing silly songs and tickling my daughter's tummy when I'm changing her diaper. You don't get too many opportunities to share eye contact and get in close during the day, especially with a whirling toddler, so if you can distract them, and make it a happy time, then diaper changing is your chance. I couldn't imagine going through life without feeling that spectrum of emotion. There are wonderful days when I feel my cup runneth over.